The French publisher’s perhaps overly forced approach will not be adopted by developers Nesting Games under Digital Bros, who came from Ubisoft as a group.
Digital Bros. might not be familiar to you, so we’ll say that they own 505 Games. For instance, this company published Control, but aside from console publishing, they also handled the PC release of Death Stranding. Digital Bros. is a co-owner of Nesting Games, headquartered in Quebec City. The studio aims to develop single-player AAA RPGs that are not open-world!
Many of the developers moved here from Ubisoft. They previously worked on Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and Immortals Fenyx Rising. All of them were open-world titles, which makes us think that Nesting Games was formed to get as far away from this model as possible for the devs that escaped from the claws of the French company.
“We want to go back to creating RPGs that are focused on immersion, great characters, powerful storytelling, and strong gameplay. We are moving away from the ‘massive open world’ model, full of icons to clean up, and returning to content-driven experiences and ultimately respecting the player’s time. Whether you play our games for 30 minutes or a two-hour session, what you will get is always interesting content and a gratifying experience,” chief creative officer Jordane Thiboust stated.
“We are extremely grateful to be co-owner of Nesting Games and collaborating with extremely experienced and visionary developers. Quebec City is a new hub of the video game industry, one where we trust Nesting Games will be able to create exceptional games with the complete creative freedom Digital Bros offers them,” Abramo and Raffaele Galante, owners of Digital Bros, added.
The studio currently has eighteen employees. They are looking for an expert 3D artist, a 3D animator, an AI programmer, a game designer, and a character artist on their website. Best of luck to them.